Mar 2, 2010 5:03 PM by Letitia Walker
UPDATE: According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the warrant for the arrest of city-councilman Brandon Shelvin has been recalled.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin. Shelvin was due to appear in court Monday over a debt owed to Hancock Bank of Louisiana.
According to court documents, Shelvin took out a preferred line of credit from the bank back in 2007, and still has an interest of $8,319.21. The bank is suing him for that amount, plus late charges, interest and court fees.
According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, deputies have not received the warrant, and cannot act on it yet. Deputies have information that Shelvin has made arrangements to meet with the bank Tuesday in Baton Rouge. If the matter is settled Tuesday, Sheriff's Deputies say the warrant will be recalled.
Meantime Shelvin's financial troubles go beyond the issue with Hancock Bank. Last month judgements were issued against Shelvin from two other banks. Castille Financial Services Inc. is suing Shelvin for some $8,314.03 in debt, and Whitney National Bank won a judgement for $9,701.40.
Councilman Shelvin did not return our repeated phonecalls.